Home Store In Memoriam Deborah Newsletter Forum Topics Blogfeed Blogroll Facebook MySpace Contact Us About

Fox uses "Flat-earth society" scientist to refute global warming effect on weather

Reported by Chrish - August 31, 2005

Brit Hume asked Patrick Michaels, "Senior Fellow of Environmental Studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, and a professor at the University of Virginia" to comment on global warming's effect on hurricane Katrina, Special Report 8/30/05. It came as no surprise that the professor held the same view as the Bush administration, that global warming is minor, naturally occurring, and not really a problem.

His background is more thoroughly explored at Media Matters and ExxonSecrets.org (Documenting Exxon-Mobil's funding of climate change skeptics).

The opposing view held by many scientists was not entertained at all, just a reassurance to Fox viewers that their gas-guzzling over-air-conditioned lifestyles need not be altered. It's ironic how this one desperately serious situation is the one time Fox/Bush are telling people to NOT be afraid.

Post a comment

Remember Me?

We welcome your opinions and viewpoints. Comments must remain civil, on-topic and must not violate any copyright or other laws. We reserve the right to delete any comments we deem inappropriate or non-constructive to the discussion for any reason, and to block any commenter for repeated violations.

Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.